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I just started a thread asking what you're showing on your big screen during a party. Drop on by! http://www.avsforum.com/t/1427919/its-party-time-whats-on-your-big-screen
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I wish I had access to a CNC machine. I bet I could keep busy for MONTHS! tongue.gif

I find it to be rather debilitating, actually. Here you have a machine that can essentially realize your wildest construction fantasies but the downside is that you have very few constraints left. If there are only two colors of paint, the decision is simple! Now we have 11,000 shades of blue to pick from!

I spent weeks drawing designs in CAD, mocking them up, test cutting them, tweaking them, throwing it all out and doing something different, etc. That whole process can be seen perfectly in this thread. I started out with a vastly different vision for this room!
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Here's a little progress update! I managed to hang the wave wall! One of the MDF sheets warped a bit too much for my taste so I'm going to have to screw it into the wall afterall. For the time being, however, these panels are installed on Z-clips. I used two 18-inch Z-clips per panel.

First, I painted above and below where the wave would hang. I used the same grey that I used on my soffits so the wall would just disappear. Mouse Ears black gets messed up too easily.


Next I installed the z-clips. Lots of very careful measuring here!



Then, up goes the first panel. The wall isn't exactly straight (the middle of the wall sticks out into the room a little more than the edges) which made installing this panel a little tricky. This is a 16-foot wide wall, by the way.


Up goes the second panel and blammo!





I'm REALLY proud of this. The execution isn't perfect but I'm also not finished with it yet. There's a 1/2" gap between the panels (by design) that I forgot to fill in with the grey paint. It also occurred to me that I should have painted the edges of the piece the same color as the wall. The edges are just covered in sanded drywall compound to minimize warping.

I wound up putting three coats of clear finish on the piece sanding gently between coats. The sanding was a total pain in the butt. I completely understand now why these panels sell for hundreds of dollars each.

Things I wish I'd done differently (already):
  1. Mount the MDF to 1/2" high quality plywood to minimize warping
  2. Use higher quality MDF so the finish would be smoother (way too much surface area to sand)
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Oh, and before someone mentions it, I'm totally aware of the horrible wiring job on those rear speakers. I have a roll of mesh that I need to install over the wires but before I do I have to do a little soldering.
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The wave wall looks great - I'd still like to do something like this on the back wall of my room.
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That looks awesome!

It's so cool that you designed and built that yourself. You should be proud.

I wish I had a tech shop by me.....

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That looks awesome!
It's so cool that you designed and built that yourself. You should be proud.
I wish I had a tech shop by me.....

Thanks!

The closest one to you, I think, is Brooklyn. biggrin.gif
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The wave wall looks great - I'd still like to do something like this on the back wall of my room.

Do it! Just about anyone posting in this forum can do this. It's not that hard. I am fortunate in having access to the machinery. Check out http://www.100kgarages.com/map_fabber.php to see if there's someone with a CNC machine nearby. I could help with the design (a bit!) and then you could have it cut locally!
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That looks awesome.  I like that it's right there as you come into the room; an excellent touch that sets the tone for the quality of the room.


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Brooklyn...hmmmm...yeah not gonna happen. biggrin.gif

What CAD program do you use for the design?

Edit: I found it in a previous post. Vectric Aspire. Sweet!

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John, that looks awesome!

Quick question, did you finish the back? If not that might be a source of some of the bow. The curing layer on one side contracts and actually bows the panel. If you finish the back some might pull back out......

Totally jealous dude that looks very high quality.

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That's totally bad-ass. I really like the way the color of the waves turned out against your background. Top work!

And thanks for the link to 100k garages - that is exactly what I was looking for to locate a metal fab shop for some custom work.
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Looks Great !!
Very - Very Unique

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Thanks for all the compliments, guys!
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Looks great! Just checked out all your vids on YT of the build... very nice work on the vids and the theatre room.
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And now a bit of a setback. mad.gif



We had a BBQ on Saturday with a bunch of friends and their kids. Someone's kid tried to flush just a little bit too much toilet paper and overflowed the toilet above the theatre.

The toilet patiently and dutifully filled the entire bathroom an inch deep in water which then filtered through the hardwoods, through the subfloor and HVAC duct, and onto the ceiling of the theatre below. It pooled there for a while and then poured out of the light fixture directly onto our brand new ottoman.

The good news is that none of the theatre electronics were harmed!

Our insurance company sent a cleanup crew that has installed blowers and dehumidifiers to remove the moisture. The cleanup crew removed a 6-foot strip of the ceiling in the middle of the room since it was ruined. The crew did a very clean job. I don't see a spec of drywall dust. They taped the edges to minimize dust and built a whole construction tent in there while removing the ceiling.

The fans will be removed on Friday and we'll have a better idea of the damage. We're not sure what needs to be replaced just yet. Hopefully not very much!
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Damn - that stinks!
I'll bet that youngster had a lesson learned moment.....

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Well that does stink. Probably literally. Glad it looks like damage appears minimal. Hope you don't find anything major. Glad you have insurance to cover it, too. If you're not in a flood plan, the additional cost for flood insurance is well worth it. Mine is about $50/year additional.

But it DOES make me wonder why the toilet didn't shut off? If the drain was clogged, shouldn't it have overflowed only the amount of water in the tank (which should have only been, what 3.5 liters?)? Once the tank refilled the water should shut off, no? Unless the kid stayed and flushed about 10 times waiting each time for the tank to refill.

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I don't know what I would have done if that happened in my house. I think I probably would have had a "Shawshank" moment, kneeling on the theater floor with my hands up in the air while the water was pouring down screaming "Why? Why?!!!". Ugh, what a mess. Look at the bright side.....at least it didn't end up dumping on your projector.

I don't know if this make a difference or not moving forward, but I happened to see one company that makes a toilet with a separate built-in overflow. If you are replacing the toilet in the upstairs powder room, this could be a bit of "extra" insurance against the overflow situation. Super-efficient too at only 1.28 gpf. Here's a link: http://contractormag.com/products/model_524_het

Here's how I imagine in my head how this whole situation played out at your house. It would have been great to have Time Lapse of this whole mess and subsequent clean up!!!! biggrin.gif
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It looks like that door opens into the room toward the panels. I can't see whether the door knob will hit the panels, but you might want to invest in a hing pin door stop to help keep the door from hitting the panels. It would be a shame for the little door stop you have to punch a hole in your door and then have the door hit those beautiful panels.

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That SUCKS dude. I suppose it could have been worse though tongue.gif
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OMG bro, what a kick in the junk. 

 

I'm sure the hardwood is gonna swell and buckle up, I had a water leak right after I moved in.  The hardwoods swelled an buckled up, but settled back down and flattened out after they dried out.  Can't even tell now. 

 

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ARGGGHHH!

I checked last night and saw that the wave wall panels are now seriously warped due to the dehumidifiers the cleaning company put in! They weren't perfectly flat before but now they're seriously cupped and stick out about 3 inches at the bottom. mad.gif
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ARGGGHHH!
I checked last night and saw that the wave wall panels are now seriously warped due to the dehumidifiers the cleaning company put in! They weren't perfectly flat before but now they're seriously cupped and stick out about 3 inches at the bottom. mad.gif

Can you add it to your insurance claim as collateral damage since it was a direct result of the extreme dehumidification and air movement to dry everything out?
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Have you considered adding some cleats along the bottom edge of the panels in order to keep them against the wall?

Sorry to hear about the situation. I'd also like to know the answer to Tom's question about the toilet not stopping. I would imagine that the kid probably multi-flushed. Can't really blame him/her though since pushing the button/handle makes the water go down in a kids mind (and probably many adults as well).
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Oh Jon, I'm so sorry to hear 'bout your ordeal. eek.gif That is really heartbreaking. Hopefully everything wil be allright soon and just a bad memory.
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Wow, what a drag - sorry to hear that man, hope the panels end up OK
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Oh man! That seriously sucks my friend. I know Logan has had water issues as well as me and several others here on AVS. My heart truly goes out to those that have experienced or are experiencing water issues/damage. Here is hoping for a quick recovery and no other surprises! Hang in there!

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Damn man that sucks been it could of been way worse...
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We're not sure what needs to be replaced just yet. Hopefully not very much!

You mean besides the kid?!?!

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Really sorry to hear about your set back. I also had a flooding issue in the basement outside my HT that forced me to replace about half of the laminate flooring I had just installed. So frustrating! As RT said, water disasters seem to be an all too common hazard around these parts. Here's hoping you bounce back again soon without too much time & money involved.

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